Three Chief Executives agree last 20 years were Macau’s best

In separate interviews with mainland state media outlet CCTV, Macau’s three Chief Executives each expressed that in their opinion, the last 20 years since the handover have been Macau’s best

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa | Portugal’s position on Macau unchanged since 1999

Portugal’s position on Macau has remained unchanged since 1999, according to Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and “no change in the global, regional or another context” should undermine the

New Macau stresses equity in urban regeneration

Pro-democracy group New Macau Association (ANM) has said that individual owners should be better protected by the urban renewal legislation framework currently under public consultation. Suggestions from the group regarding the

Macau Polytechnic opens Portuguese-language center

A new Portuguese training center that aims to train professional Chinese-Portuguese interpreters was opened yesterday at the Macau Polytechnic Institute. The training center is a collaboration between the Macau tertiary education

Briefs | Taxi driver license exams to be made electronic

Beginning in 2020, the Transport Bureau (DSAT) will organize the taxi driver’s license exam electronically. In order to optimize the assessment method, which has been used for many years, and

Cinema | IFFAM jury: Online platforms play crucial role in film success

Online ticketing platforms in mainland China play a critical role in the overall gross revenue of a film, as the platforms allow users to rate the overall quality of the

IAS attends gender equality conference in Thailand

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) attended a United Nations ministerial-level conference on gender equality in Bangkok, Thailand, where a new declaration was adopted to further progress equality in the Asia-

Sports Bureau opens new athletes training center

A new training center for athletes has now opened. The center is located near the Macau East Asian Games Dome, near R. de Tennis and R. da Patinagem, and occupies

European tradition finds home at Grand Lapa for festive season

The festive celebrations arrived at Grand Lapa yesterday as it hosted a tree lighting ceremony, along with a live choir of students from The International School of Macao. Grand Lapa has

Cultural Industry Council discusses food, culture

  The Cultural Industry Council has discussed strategies for the joint development of gastronomy and creative culture, two partially overlapping concepts. The topic was discussed at a regular meeting of the

HK residents living with tear gas worry of effects

By day, the small commercial kitchen in a Hong Kong industrial building produces snacks. At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a kit for pro-democracy protesters seeking to

Technology | Alphabet’s new CEO finally has a title fitting his role

If you want to know how Alphabet Inc.’s new Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will run the company you don’t need to look very far - he’s essentially been doing

Melco supports the 2019 Macao International Parade

Melco Resorts & Entertainment is supporting the objectives of the 2019 Macao International Parade, which is organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, by holding a series of events to facilitate

MGM receives special recognition for corporate social responsibility

MGM’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) has once again been recognized at a regional level. Thanks to their outstanding endeavors in CSR, MGM has received the “Special Recognition in

Moon calls for Chinese role in denuclearizing North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said yesterday the global diplomatic push to defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea is at a “critical crossroads” and called for China to continue

Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban

Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security

Three charged over Australia’s largest crystal meth seizure

Two customs agents and an information technology worker appeared in a court yesterday charged with drug offenses over Australia’s largest seizure of methamphetamine, which had been smuggled to Melbourne from

Environment | Experts say Mekong River’s new color a worrying sign

The Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine color that may beguile tourists but also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams, experts in Thailand say. The river usually has a

Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court, alleging a government-led harassment campaign targets

This Day in History | 1978 Spain set to vote for democracy

Spaniards have been turning out in force today to cast a vote for democracy and end almost 40 years of dictatorial rule. The majority of the 25 million Spaniards eligible to

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